I have an application that is getting pretty bloated, and I want to develop new,
infrequently used, sections of it ( specifically special report generation) as a separate
file from the basic application. I have already split the application and data base, and
want to build the new application so that it uses the original data base, and is called by
the main application, BUT does not share any of the application code. In this way, the
report generator is shielded from the complexity of the main application.
I know how to deal with the file sharing and all that,and have already set up the two
applications to share one data base. My question is how, and what commands do I use, to
set it up so that the applications can call each other. The main application needs to be
able to start the reports application, and let the reports application assume control
until it is closed, at which point control should revert to the main application. I do
not appear to be able to find the commands that will make this happen. I hope there is a
simple answer to this rather long winded question!
Advice and assistance appreciated.